I asked each child to create a drawing from life of their shoe. They looked for different lines and shapes within their shoe. Then a view finder was made to focus on one small part of their shoe drawing to create an abstract piece from their realistic shoe drawing.
The drawings were outline in black permanent marker and the abstract piece was colored with a variety of markers. To finish this piece off each drawing was glued onto black paper and the view finder was taped to the realistic drawing so we could flip it up to see the original completely.
I fiound this project idea at: picasaweb.google.com